A Close Look at the 2016 Nissan Titan XD PRO-4XPosted in Vehicle Reviews on January 29, 2015
We just got the chance to check out the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD PRO-4X at our headquarters in Los Angeles and it was definitely a head turner. Our sister publication, Truck Trend, somehow managed to convince the folks at Nissan to stop by our offices and bring along their newest toy, the Nissan Titan XD! We overheard some of the commotion from our coworkers so of course, we, along with quite a few other Editors and Staffers managed to snake our way into the Tech Center to bring you some close up shots of Nissan’s heavy duty half-ton pickup truck, or as we like to call it — a 5/8-ton pickup.
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is definitely a quality truck and it makes it’s presence known with quite a bit of authority. The clatter of the 5.0-liter Cummins V-8 under the hood is sure to make any truck enthusiast drool. There’s a lot more ruggedness throughout the 2016 Nissan Titan XD than an awesome engine. Underneath the truck you’ll find a 10.5-inch AAM rear axle as well as a fully boxed frame to handle the stresses of hard work on the job site.
One detail that popped out at us after crawling around the truck for a bit was the fact that the 2016 Nissan Titan XD features a recirculating ball steering box and is the only half-ton pickup truck that uses a steering box rather than a lighter duty rack and pinion steering system. Why is this important? Typically steering links are a much smaller diameter which will bend much easier than a larger diameter steering link such as those found on the 2016 Nissan Titan XD.
Inside the Nissan Titan XD PRO-4X features plush leather interior with plenty of room for 5 grown adults even with the front seats scooted back as far as they’ll go. There’s plenty of room underneath the rear seats to store tow straps, recovery gear, gloves and anything else that might need to be kept away from prying eyes. The rear seat also folds up to allow for even grater storage inside the cab of the truck.
Overall, we’re very impressed wight the 2016 Nissan Titan XD and are looking forward to getting a chance to get behind the wheel of one and put it to the test. As off-roaders, most of us won’t ever tow anything beyond 10,000 pounds which means the Titan XD is more than capable of handling towing duties for our wheeling rigs and even some of our tow rigs too.
Check out this Start Up and Idle video that we took of the all-new Nissan Titan XD!